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Language Matters – Part 2

Suzanne  -  Jan 30, 2015  -  , , , ,
In December 2013, the Canadian Museum of Civilization was renamed the Canadian Museum of History. This is important for several reasons, none of them good, and all of them related ...

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Language Matters – Part 1

Suzanne  -  Dec 30, 2014  -  , , ,
As we near the end of the calendar year and the beginning of true winter, Dragonfly would like to call your attention to two words – “Aboriginal” and “civilization” – a...

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Perception Is Not Reality

Suzanne  -  Aug 27, 2014  -  , , , , ,
Winnipeg artist KC Adams is using her new portrait series, “Perception,” to change how Aboriginal people are seen in this country. Adams, an Oji-Cree whose artwork is in the pe...

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Aboriginal Music and the Juno Awards

Suzanne  -  Apr 07, 2014  -  , , , ,
A Tribe Called Red – the wicked-in-the-best-way Ottawa-based electric powwow group – won a Juno Award this month for Breakthrough Group of the Year for their CD “Nation I...

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Sovereignty, Identity, and Labels

Suzanne  -  Mar 30, 2014  -  , ,
Dragonfly’s work is really all about communication. When we work with educators, speak to conference attendees, facilitate student learning, or write curriculum, we aim for mutua...

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The Reading List

Suzanne  -  Feb 25, 2014  -  , , , ,
Dragonfly often gets asked for book recommendations or a reading list. People want to know what book they should read to learn about Aboriginal peoples and cultures, what book will...

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Female Indigenous Firsts

Suzanne  -  Jan 31, 2014  -  , , , , , ,
Wilfred Laurier University student Sally Simpson has updated her list of Aboriginal women trailblazers. First released last year as part of her scholarly research, Simpson continue...

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12 Steps to a Post-Colonial Future

Suzanne  -  Dec 31, 2013  -  , , ,
In most of Canada, Mother Earth is wearing a blanket of snow. Accordingly, winter is seen as a time of reflection and rest for many Aboriginal nations, as human beings think about ...

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“Make It Visible” Indigenous Art Project & Display

Suzanne  -  Nov 12, 2013  -  , ,
Amnesty International Canada has a new campaign focusing on indigenous peoples in Colombia. According to the Colombia Constitutional Court, 34 of 102 distinct indigenous nations in...

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Why Canadians Must Support Indigenous Sovereignty

Suzanne  -  Oct 26, 2013  -  , ,
In recent months, there have been protests against shale gas operations near Rexton, New Brunswick. Residents of the area have been trying to prevent an American resource company f...

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